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the begining...

the perfect combination of rustic and elegance

OUR STORY

It all started when I was first introduced to the amazing Gourd Banjos created by instrument builder Bob Thornburg. I thought they were the most amazing things ever! They were rustic and elegant at the same time. An instrument to play or a piece of art you could hang on your wall. I thought that one day I would try my hand at making one. Well one thing led to another and somewhere on the road to making my own gourd banjo I stumbled across something entirely different and surprising, Cigar Box Guitars! What initially started out as an experiment that was supposed to take me down the road to gourd banjos has become an amazing journey to a whole new destination. Cigar Box Guitars combine all the things I love about musical instruments. They can be rustic and old timey looking, sleek and refined, or any combination in between. They are fun and can be easy to play. They’re a great instrument for a beginner, or a fun addition to a pro player’s arsenal.  I've been making them for a while now and am having a great time doing it! Many of my instruments have been "sent out into the world" and I'm looking to spread the word where ever I can.  I’ve posted on this website many pictures of the work I've been doing. Check them out and let me know what you think! These instruments sound great, are cool looking, and super fun to play. I love them and I think you will too!

While temporarily taking a back seat to Cigar Box Guitars, the Gourd Banjo has not been forgotten in my workshop! The groundwork has been laid and foundations have been set in place.  If you look closely and have a keen eye you might catch glimpses of what’s to come in the photos of my workshop! The journey continues…